Smart Meters Coming to Wheaton!

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking installed approximately 400 meters expanding payment options for parking customers. Customers will be able to pay for parking using coins, credit cards and pay by cell.

Smart meters are currently operational with 820 on-street parking meters in Bethesda, and more than 1,100 on-street parking meters in Silver Spring.

Some Primary Features of the Smart Meter Include:
  • Provide more payment options for parking customers; including coins, credit cards and pay by cell
  • Solar powered battery system
  • Highly visible expiration time indicator
  • Real-time communication
  • Web-based management system
  • The meters are designed to be retrofitted onto single space meter heads for ease of installation.
IPS Meter
IPS Smart Meter

Easy to use Smart Meters

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  • View parking rates, hours, time limits and other important info on the Smart Meter's illuminated display.
  • Insert and remove your credit/debit card. (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)
  • Using the keypad, select your payment amount with the blue [+] or [-] buttons.
  • Press green [OK] button to confirm your amount, or red [CANCEL] button to cancel your transaction. If neither button is pressed after 35 seconds, the meter will attempt to authorize the amount shown onscreen
  • Wait for the card authorization.
  • The meter will show the amount of paid time approved and meter expiration time or will request another card.
  • Or just pay with coins!